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Bob Gaydos is a veteran of 40-plus years in daily newspapers. He began as police reporter with The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Sun-Bulletin, eventually covering government and politics as well as serving as city editor, features editor, sports editor and executive editor. He was also managing editor of the Evening Capital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from daily newspapering in 2007 after 29 years with the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., where he was Sunday/features editor and, for 23 years, editorial page editor. He won numerous awards for his editorials from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and The Associated Press and in 1992 was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Gaydos continues to write on a freelance basis, including a column on addiction.

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Former NYPD cop convicted in attack on officer during Jan. 6 riot A federal jury rejected Thomas Webster's claim that he was defending himself after getting punched in the face. CBS2's Maurice ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Making history, the painful way The Insurrection. Ukraine. Two men with ties to Orange County, N.Y., made historic headlines in the same week recently. Neither was something to celebrate.
Alec Baldwin Speaks Out After 'Rust' Production Fined After Halyna Hutchins' Death., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 26, 2022
To Live and Die in America Firing squads in South Carolina, "mercy" deaths in Ohio, a movie set shooting in New Mexico and two brave politicians. Our world.
Alyssa Nakken Becomes First Female On-Field Coach In Major League Baseball History. San Francisco Giants first base coach Alyssa Nakken made history last week., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2022
A Supreme victory, but baseball's less than perfect Despite a landmark moment, there was yet another sign that the people running the game have lost all sense of what once made baseball America's pastime. Kissing off a possible perfect game is... not baseball.
Volodymyr Zelensky - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 7, 2022
Ukraine offers a new kind of reality TV It's impossible not to admire and root for the TV president as he takes on Ukraine's entrenched corruption and cronyism everywhere he turns, including within his own family, just as much of the world has found it impossible not to root for and provide aid to the real-life President Zelensky as he stands up to the Russian invaders.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 1, 2022
Jada, Clarence, Ukraine ... A look at the world in 500 words or less. An exercise in brevity in a news-saturated world.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Keep Coming Back, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 26, 2022
In-person AA meetings may be lifesavers, literally Researchers cited the stress and restrictions imposed by Covid, along with the difficulty of accessing recovery programs and the absence of in-person support networks, as major contributors to a 25 percent increase in alcohol-related deaths in the U.S. in 2020.
Ukrainian Flag, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2022
When everyone speaks Ukrainian No matter the language, everyone seems to understand Ukrainian all of a sudden. And no one, except apparently Belarus and North Korea, is speaking the same language as the leaders of Russia.
' I Have Measured Out My Life in Coffee Spoons..' ( TS Eliot ) .The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2022
On being old vs. being 'elderly' 'Elderly" is a loaded word and none of the images it suggests, even when accurate, is especially flattering to the older person being described. Some can be hurtful. And that ought to matter.
Stop Racism, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 13, 2022
By whatever name, it's still racism Racism is everywhere in America, to the point that even commenting negatively on its presence almost makes it seem acceptable because it seems to be inevitable. That's troubling, yet I persist.
Spineless, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 3, 2022
Media letting GOP slide on Trump claims There are questions about Trump the media should be posing to every Republican senator, every congressman, every state legislator, every governor, every mayor, every county executive, every town supervisor, every county legislator, every town board member. What are you waiting for?
Josh Allen Addresses Media for Final Time this season.., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Coin flips, meatless burgers and the Big Bang The NFL and McDonald's are on the wrong track. NASA is still on track with James Webb.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2022
Betty, Elon, Tom, Sarah.. No, No, No. No! People, Time and Sports Illustrated all got their year-end covers wrong. Netflix was spot-on with its Palinesque President.
President Biden' delivers pointed remarks on Jan. 6 ., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2022
Biden wields a sharp verbal dagger The "dagger at the throat of democracy" phrase was the perfect partnership of a speech writer and a president delivering an unmistakable message to the world. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
The Insurrection., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 6, 2022
A date that should live in infamy I am troubled that too many Americans, perhaps preoccupied by trying merely to survive and function in the middle of a pandemic, do not see the insurrection and its aftermath for what it was - an attempted coup to keep Donald Trump in the White House. .
Post-op. Coffee and a buttered rolll.  IR Photography, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2021
Here's looking at you, world I am one of the 2 million or so Americans who had cataract surgery this year. Virtually all the procedures were successful, as usual. 20/20. Remarkable.
Series: My Renovation (9 Articles, 23236 views)
Steinhardt Collection to return stolen antiquities., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The very rich get very special 'justice' Billionaire Michael Steinhardt was ordered to return $70 million worth of stolen antiquities and never do again. That's it. The rich enjoy a different kind of justice in Cy Vance's bailiwick.
Holiday parties can be challenging for people in recovery. Hosts can make things easier., From MyPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 18, 2021
At parties, 'No thank you' is a complete sentence "One drink won't hurt you" is a dangerously ill-informed reply. The same goes for, "A few butter cookies won't hurt. C'mon, it's Christmas." Or, "Get the dress, Put it on your credit card. You'll feel better." Not really. .
Frank Sinatra circa 1955 in Capitol Studios., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2021
Pizza, Sinatra, fairy tales and hope Warm memories and continuity are reassuring, especially in a society that appears to have lost its way. Remember, it wasn't always like this. It won't always be like this. Hang in. Enjoy the moment. And do what you can to make things better.
Kevin McCarthy ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 28, 2021
Shooting my way out of the GOP funk Four years ago, the funk settled in because there was really only one thing to write about every day: how Donald Trump had messed the world up in some unique way and how Republicans were just fine with it.... The constant lies, the hypocrisy, the unabashed arrogance and proud ignorance. It's infuriating and, honestly, writing about it constantly is as much a drag as reading about it. .
Map of USA with state and territory names, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 12, 2021
States my sons should never live in, an addendum The primary criteria for making the original list were: Rampant racism, anti-intellectualism, bigotry, intolerance, religious fanaticism, and electing morons to office over and over again. The criteria still apply, but I would add to them fanatical Trumpism, anti-Vaccism, a refusal to wear masks to avoid spreading Covid, and the casual acceptance of violence as a solution to political grievances.

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